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Baby Items Drive for Second Stork

 

JANUARY 8-31

 


 

This month, our parish will be collecting baby items for Second Stork, a local organization on a mission to give newborns a safe and healthy start by providing their parents with essential care items.

Oftentimes, new parents are financially stretched, anxious, and unprepared to bring their baby home from the hospital. Second Stork can help bridge an approximate two-week gap from the time a newborn is discharged from the hospital to when family support or social services become available.

You may drop your items in the collection box in our church beginning January 8!


Items needed:


  • Sleepers: one-piece cotton, footed sleepers that are worn indoors, day or night, in sizes preemie (P), newborn (NB), 0-3 months, or 3 months (3-6 months is too big)
  • One-piece t-shirts: GerberĀ® OnesiesĀ® brand or similar bodysuit in preemie (P), newborn (NB), 0-3 months, or 3 months (3-6 months is too big)
  • Receiving Blankets: light blankets in cotton or flannel only (we cannot accept fleece or knitted blankets, or quilts for safety reasons)
  • Diapers: any brand disposable diapers in preemie or newborn sizes only
  • Wipes: any brand baby wet wipes in unopened packs with plastic pop top lids or resealable soft packs (no refill packages)

 

Online Registries:

 

If you prefer to do your shopping online, go to our gift registries at Target or Amazon and simply place your order for delivery directly to Second Stork. The items we need most are shown in our online registries.

 

Please note:


All donated items should be new as hospitals cannot distribute used, even gently used, items. Only newborn sizes should be donated.

 

Questions?


If you have questions, please contact chair of STM's pro-life ministry, Carol Arend, at carend@morecommunity.org.



 

 

 

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